22
Friday
June 2018
10:36 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Kerala News
Rajinikanth to enter politics with mantra of change
 
(Chennai, Dec 31, 2017):Film superstar Rajinikanth announced his entry into politics, saying “everything needs to be changed” and “spiritual politics” was required.

Thalaivar or leader, as he is called by fans, said he would launch a political party at an “appropriate time” to contest in all 234 constituencies in the 2021 Assembly election. A decision on contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha poll would be taken when the time was apt, he said.

Addressing fans on Sunday, the 67-year-old actor said a lot had happened in the state in a year and “all other states are laughing at us”. “My political entry is definite. I will form a party and contest all constituencies in Tamil Nadu in the next Assembly elections. I am not entering politics for post or position. If I wanted those, I would have got these in 1996 itself. The system has to change. Democracy has been corrupted and it needs to be cleansed.” Hard work, public service, honesty and casteless politics would be the cornerstone of the party, he said.

He defined “spiritual politics” as one without shades of caste or religion but with transparency. “This is my motto and desire,” he said, and said he would not be able to do this alone.

The state has witnessed turmoil since the death of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in December 2016. The main opposition party, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, has not been able to gain ground because patriarch M Karunanidhi has not been keeping well.

Rajinikanth said democracy was in bad shape. “I will feel guilty if I don’t take this decision now. In the name of democracy, politicians are robbing us of our own money in our own land. We need to bring a change from the grassroots.”

Another noted film star, Kamal Haasan, who recently announced a new party as part of an entry into politics, welcomed Rajinikanth’s decision. “I welcome brother Rajini's social responsibility and political entry,” he tweeted.

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: “My dear friend, my colleague and a humble considerate human, Rajinikanth, announces his decision to enter politics ... My best wishes to him for his success.”


Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
Kerala Karshaka Jadha Opens to a Great Beginning / Video
Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
Latvian tourist's dead body cremated
State's 16th century wooden palace now gets a website
Two held in connection with Lithuanian tourist's rape, murder
SSLC results declared
UDF takes out bullock cart rally against fuel price hike / Video
Pregnant lady falls from bus, gets injured
Varappuzha Sreejith's death: AV George to be interrogated
Sreejith's wife to receive government job, ex-gratia
Malayalam detective novelist Kottayam Pushpanath passes away
State to have directory of skilled labourers soon
Naidu's walk and talk with Kochi's officers
90-year-old tribal woman writes exam; Kerala tribals on "literacy path"
Custodial death:HC directs CBI, Govt to inform stand on plea seeking probe
Date for Chengannur by-poll announced
Now, railway tickets in Malayalam too
Decomposed body of Malayali woman found buried in her house in Sharjah
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
 (Mumbai, May 5, 2018): Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs.  
Bittersweet moment for us: Akshaye on Vinod Khanna's Dadasaheb Phalke honour
Happy Sonam is getting married, Anand a great guy: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Turkey hits back at Trump, imposes tariffs on US goods worth $1.8 bn
 (Washington D.C, June 21, 2018):The Turkish government imposed tariffs of $266.5 million on $
Israeli Prime Minister's wife charged with fraud
Iran lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent
UK PM calls US images of migrant children 'deeply disturbing'
NATIONAL NEWS
Yoga a unifying force, says Modi
 (DEHRADUN,June 21, 2018):Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday heralded this year's main e
Kamal Haasan meets Sonia Gandhi
Inform people about govt's achievements: Khattar to BJP morchas
Leaving CEA job for very compelling reason; will leave by early Sep: Subramanian
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.